Director of Policy & Government Relations

1 month ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Chrysalis serves people navigating barriers to the workforce by offering a job-readiness program, individualized supportive services, and paid transitional employment. We empower our clients on their pathway to stability, security, and fulfillment in their work and lives.

About this job

The Director of Policy & Government Relations provides leadership to Chrysalis’ government relations strategy and oversees programmatic grants administration and reporting. Leading a team of Grants Managers, Data & Grants Coordinators, and a Government Relations Manager, the Director of Policy & Government Relations will oversee relationships with key government funders, elected officials, policymakers, advocacy partners, and other community stakeholders to support policy changes aligned with Chrysalis mission. The Director also will oversee the administration, reporting, and programmatic compliance for Chrysalis’ full range of government contracts, working with staff across the organization.

Roles & responsibilities

1. Lead Government Relations Strategy & Advocacy Efforts

Work in collaboration with the VP, Strategy & External Relations, Government Relations

Manager, and other key staff, to develop and manage Chrysalis’ strategy to engage public sector stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels to further Chrysalis’ mission and support our strategic growth.

Supervise Government Relations Manager, working in coordination to build and maintain relationships with key government stakeholders in the community — in both elected offices and with public sector departments — including holding regular meetings, leading tours of our centers, and networking at events.

Help maintain relationships with organizations leading advocacy efforts related to issues impacting Chrysalis and our clients.

Track proposed legislation to determine possible impact on Chrysalis operations, funding, programs, and clients.

Speak in public, prepare staff or clients to speak in public, and/or prepare letters for, or against, policy matters, as needed.

2. Identify & Apply for New Government Funding Opportunities

Regularly monitor opportunities for funding, by subscribing to all necessarily listervs and checking websites where grant solicitations are posted.

Review solicitations for government funding – including requests for proposals (RFPs), work orders, requests for statement or qualifications (RFSQs), etc. – to determine fit for Chrysalis to apply.

Working closely with fiscal, programmatic, and grants management staff – as well as outside consultants, as needed – help assemble winning proposals for funding.

Monitor existing government grants and coordinate requests for regular contract renewals, working closely with Chrysalis Finance Grants Management team.

3. Oversee Programmatic Grants Management & Compliance

Supervises team of two Data & Grants Managers, each with two Data & Grants Coordinators reporting to them, to oversee grants management, administration, reporting, and compliance.

Assist in the compilation and submission of programmatic grant reports.

Utilizing various databases including Salesforce, spreadsheets, and other tracking tools, monitor progress toward specific outcomes for program participants.

Ensure programmatic compliance with contract requirements including documentation of services and outcomes, participant eligibility, and data quality.

Support team in conducting grant enrollment of clients, completing necessary documents, utilizing data systems, and distributing financial incentives, in coordination with Chrysalis and partner staff.

Serve as a liaison and maintain relationships with grant administrators at agencies such as the Los Angeles Homeless Authority (LAHSA), the City of Los Angeles, LA County, Orange County, REDF, and the City of Santa Monica.

Maintain a calendar of grant report due dates, in coordination with the Finance Grants

Management team, to ensure timely programmatic reporting.

Working closely with Chrysalis staff managing existing government grants, track all contracts to ensure renewals are secured.


4-6 years of experience in the field of grants management, policy, or related areas required.

Experience supervising and leading staff and teams.

Advanced organizational skills including the ability to manage detailed reports, pay close attention to detail, and work under deadlines.

Must be flexible, highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to work both independently and in collaboration with staff across departments.

Must have excellent communication skills, including the ability to clearly present data to a variety of audiences.

Commitment to addressing the needs of low-income people.

Demonstrated analytical skills and facility with data including familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of data management and analysis.

Computer literacy required. Must be proficient in Internet research, Word, Excel and database programs and be willing to learn other applications.

To apply

Please apply at the Link below or you can apply directly on our career page.

Chrysalis is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals who share lived experience with the communities we serve. In particular, Chrysalis welcomes applicants who are formerly incarcerated and/or justice-involved; people who have experienced housing insecurity and/or economic inequity; Black, Indigenous, and people of color; persons with disabilities; ethnic and religious minorities; and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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